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"Highly recommended." —Midwest Book Review


“Edible racers would be a smash hit at learning co-ops classes, science competitions and birthday parties. Who will win the main event: Chocolate Thunder, Spud Racer, Mallow Magic, Bun Fun, or Rice Car? Start your engines!” —Practical Homeschooling

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Bobby Mercer has been a high school physics teacher for more than two decades. He is the author of The Flying Machine Book and Smash It! Crash It! Launch It!

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  • Age Range: 9 and up
  • Grade Level: 4 and up
  • Series: Science in Motion
  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press (October 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1613747144
  • ISBN-13: 978-1613747148
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 8 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #364,089 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Science should be fun! Science should be hands-on! We learn best by doing! Bobby Mercer is a high school Physics teacher with over 20 years experience in Florida and North Carolina. He has always strived to have fun, make people laugh, and help them learn new things. He has written books on daddyhood, inventions for men, and science for young and old.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Consci on January 19, 2015
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I have been using this book with a middle schooler that is obsessed with cars. I was looking for some free time activities that would occupy the child with something useful, rather than his daydreaming. This book was excellent in that regard.

The materials needed for the projects were easy to obtain. Most items were things that could harvested from your recycling...cereal boxes, water bottles etc. There are cars that use mousetraps and even ideas to make cars out of food, like pretzel rods (as an axle) and hot dog buns, or another with candy bars and peanut butter cups (you'd have to use an alternative if you have students/kids with an allergy). Some use dowels, floral foam and fishing line. I think those are the most difficult to obtain items. The fact that the materials were very easy to obtain was a huge bonus. I can't stand it when books say that the crafts use "easy to find materials" and then you have to search in several stores to find the material. Some cars are as simple as using straws and balloons. That said a couple of the cars do need drills and may require parental supervision.

What really impressed me about this book, though, is that there is actual teaching happening alongside all these activities. The author puts bite-sized bits of knowledge in with each car. You will touch on types of energy, law's of motion, friction and more. For an unmotivated child that loves cars, this is an amazing way to teach them the concepts and have them feel that the knowledge is useful.

The student I purchased this for is hoping to make every single car in the book. Your child/student might not be so enthusiastic, but it would be easy to find activities that suit your purposes and complexity level.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Stacey Mundt on January 7, 2015
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My stepson loves this book! Great reference for cub scouts!
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